Our work includes a serene second story addition for an Owner’s Bedroom Suite paired with refreshing living spaces at the main level.

“I hired Levitch Associates to add a second story, update my kitchen, add a laundry room and guest bath and update some cabinetry. It was a big project, a little frightening, but I could not be happier with the results. Everyone I worked with at Levitch from design through estimating to construction and finish was friendly, helpful and professional. Maurice and his team are a pleasure to work with and the work they do is impeccable. Every day I am relieved I trusted my house to them and am grateful for the way they transformed my home.”

K. D.






Before 2
Serene front before
Serene Kitchen before
Serene Family Room Before
Serene stair rail in progress
Serene Second Story Stair with Skylights Process jpg
Serene shower tile
Serene Second Story shower pan Process
Serene Second Story Driveway in progress
Serene demod garage
Serene addition framing

Completed Project

Serene Addition
Serene Addition (2)
Serene New Orange Kitchen counters
Serene Custom Media Cabinetry
Serene-Addition-12 After
Serene Addition (6)
Serene Bathroom with steam shower

Project Details

Location: Oakland, CA

Year Built: 2019

Second Story Addition

  • The new Suite includes a Bedroom for the Owner with a walk-in closet and an Office. The Bathroom is designed for relaxation with a steam shower and calm, neutral palette.
  • There’s also a balcony that offers a perfect spot to begin or end the day.
  • It was easiest to rebuild the Garage as part of the second story addition (see photos below).
  • During construction, the Owner decided to replace the drive and walkways with pavers.

Main Level

  • Update the Kitchen and Family Room: Fabricate new Kitchen cabinet doors, install a new countertop, design and build new entertainment center cabinetry and add lighting.
    • Levitch promised the Owner that while we were building her new media cabinets she could still watch TV every night. It took extra time to unplug and reconnect everything daily but it was all part of our service. We also rescued a neighbor’s family member during construction, which is another story.
  • Transform a Bathroom into a Powder Room and Laundry Room.
  • Replace fixtures at the existing Bathroom.
  • Borrow space from the Living Room to create a new stair to the upper story.


Photography by Eric Kessler